When my first son was about six months old, I remember rocking him to sleep. It was during those 30-50 minutes of singing Demi coco go to sleep that I would imagine the man he would become. Then I repeated that same sequence when God blessed me with my second born son four years later. I am now a mother of two precious little men, which is such a blessing. I continuously fantasize in my mind that they would become the best versions of themselves.
So around two years old, I started doing nightly affirmations with Demi before he went to bed. By the time he turned five, he had gotten so used to this habit he couldn't get enough of these affirmations. These days, I must almost bribe him to recite them before I drop him off at school or after we say our night prayers. As much as he might get tired of repeating those same affirmations, I believe they are indirectly molding his self-esteem and belief in himself.
Once I started noticing a bold change in him, I thought to myself, "Why not share this practice with the world?" Our children are our future and hope. Arise Little Man is a doorway directed to little men all over the world from all backgrounds and walks of life. I wrote it as a daily reminder to light sparks of self-love, affirmation, and empowerment in their minds; to see ownership and value to self and those around them; to build character; to understand love, and to develop purpose.
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